“Cuddlr is a location-based social-meeting app for cuddling,” cuddlrapp.com explains. “Find people near you who are up for a cuddle. Have a cuddle with them. No pressure.” What could possibly go wrong? A question gigaom.com journalist Carmel DeAmicis set out to answer. Reading the headline above the article – I snuggled with a stranger using new app Cuddlr, and my fellow cuddlee had a gun – you’d know that Ms. DeAmicis wasn’t the gun-toter in this close encounter of the Apple walled garden kind. Not so smart, eh? And you might think she penned an anti-gun piece. Nope. Here’s how it went down, gun-wise . . .
You could hear the exasperation in the SIG PR guy’s voice when he said it: “After every press release [for a new handgun], the very first question we get is ‘when are you going to make it in 10mm?’ It gets annoying.” Apparently the guys in Newington have finally relented, and as announced via the SIG Forum (and independently confirmed through our own sources) the release of a P220 in 10mm is on the horizon . . .
If you haven’t heard of Inter Ordnance, or IO Inc. yet, they manufacture various models of AK-47s, AR-15s, a couple variations of 1911s and are working on more. Many of their AR/AK variations are 100% American-made, with some having a combination of domestic and imported parts. We recently got to head out to their Palm Bay, Florida facility and got a sneak peak at their Venom 1911 pistol . . .
I recently had the pleasure of attending a factory tour and product demo for Inter Ordnance (IO), located in Palm Bay, Florida. If you haven’t heard of Inter Ordnance, or IO Inc., they manufacture various models of AK-47s, AR-15s, a couple variations of 1911s and are working on more. Many of their AR/AK variations are 100% American made, with some having a combination of domestic and imported parts (mostly imported furniture) . . .
There will be some who will say that the only thing incendiary about the above NRA Facebook post image is the fact that I chose to use it for our Incendiary Image of the Day feature. After all, the more important point is that the D.C. City Council is a bunch of anti-firearms freedom statist you-know-whats. Still. the NRA’s “thing” is gun safety. Not civilian disarmament dressing itself up as gun safety (e.g., Everytown for Gun Safety). Being safe with a gun. There is no way that the NRA should show a concealed carrier carrying a firearm without a proper holster. So yes, this image is incendiary to gun safety weenies like me. Deal with it. I had to.
I talked yesterday about the recently passed emergency concealed carry law that has been enacted in Washington, DC. As you can tell from the video, the council members certainly don’t like it. One member went as far as to state that they flat-out don’t want carry and don’t even want guns, but are being forced to change by both the courts and Congress. Frankly, if this extremely divided and partisan Congress can make up their mind that you’re in the wrong, you know you’re really in the wrong. What really astounded me though was one council member’s statements about whether gun owners should have a right to privacy. His opinion: that right doesn’t exist. Because he wants to ostracize them . . .
Well, that’s mildly interesting! I love revolvers, but — 9mm in a revolver has never made much sense to me. It’s rimless, meaning you need moon clips, and the gun ends up being about 4 ounces heavier than the .38 Special +P version. That’s a pretty hefty difference, going from 13.5 to 17.5 ounces. Ballistically . . .
Earlier this year, CZ updated its “CZ 75 P-07 DUTY” and turned it into the “CZ P-07.” I happened to have both iterations, new and old, in-hand so thought I’d quickly check out the changes. Actually, I’ll go ahead and call them upgrades. The brief video above highlights the physical changes. Out on the range, I found that…
The Ruger LCR is a great handgun. I reckon the snag-free polymer pistol’s got the smoothest, best-breaking trigger of any stock snubbie you can buy, including Ralph’s beloved Smiths. (Thank you patented friction reducing cam.) The .38 caliber round also suits the LCR to a T. So why’s Ruger introducing the gun in 9mm? The come-on above says 9mm delivers “highly manageable recoil” and touts the easy availability of 9mm ammo. No mention made of 9mm’s superiority as defensive round over .38. Probably because it’s not really worth arguing about – IS IT GUYS? The 5-shot LCR in 9mm ain’t cheap: $599 (vs. $529 for the .38). Still, it’s nice to have a backup gun in the same caliber as your main pistol, in case you lose your main gun in a gunfight and need to reload you BUG with ammo from your spare mag. Into moon clips. Want one?
At one time, the Charter Arms Undercover .38 above belonged to Arthur Bremer. Wikipedia.org informs us that Bremmer was “convicted for an assassination attempt on U.S. Democratic presidential candidate George Wallace on May 15, 1972 in Laurel, Maryland, leaving Wallace permanently paralyzed from the waist down. Bremer was found guilty and sentenced to 63 years (53 years after an appeal) in a Maryland prison for the shooting of Wallace and three bystanders. After 35 years of incarceration, Bremer was released from prison on November 9, 2007.” And now, seven years later, Rock Island Auctions will sell the revolver Bremmer used to try to assassinate the segregationist. RIA is no stranger to ghoulish guns and it’s a free market, but still . . . shudder. [h/t CO'D]
We haven’t heard hide nor hair of .9mm handguns in quite some time. In fact, we’d thought the trend had gone the way of the mood ring. TTAG reader TH set us straight, sending a screen cap of Academy Sports + Outdoors page for the .9mm Smith & Wesson M&P9c. Given that the price of the micro-pistol is the same as a full-size 9mm version, I’m thinking there must still be astrong demand for .9mm’s – although I can’t for the life of me figure out why. Little help?
An innovative 3D-printed hybrid revolver design is being worked on as tribute to 3D printing’s first martyr, Yoshito Imura. Imura was arrested for printing some plastic, blank-firing guns in Japan. The new design would fire from the bottom of the cylinder, as did the original blank-firing plastic gun. The new revolver has hybrid features, including a steel barrel liner and chamber sleeves . . .